Did You Know...Weird Washington facts!

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Managing Real Estate Broker with Windermere Peninsula Properties

I wanted to share some interesting things that you may not know about the State of Washington. I have included a link so you can research even more and find interesting facts about other areas that may surprise you!

Mount St. Helen's lost 1,131 feet of elevation in the May 1980 eruption and spewed forth about one cubic mile of dust, ash and debris.  The blast leveled over four billion feet of usable timber, enough to build 150,000 homes.

On the afternoon of July 4, 1947, Frank Ryman, an off-duty U.S. Coast Guard Yeoman, snaps the first photograph of an alleged flying saucer from the yard of his home in Lake City, north of Seattle.

Spokane was the smallest city in size to host a World's Fair in 1974

Seattle sells more sunglasses per capita than any other major city in the nation.

Seattle's houseboat population is the largest east of the Orient

The Lunar Rover, the vehicle used by astronauts on the moon was made by Boeing based in Seattle

 Seattle was the first city in the US to play the Beattles on the radio

It is always fun to learn a few new fun facts to share!

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
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Dinah...some of the facts are what define the city in many cases.  They are good and fun to know!

May 05, 2009 12:00 PM #1
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Heather Chavez
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I lived in Bremerton when Mt St Helen's blew, Dinah.  I was 9 years old (did I just date myself there?...oh well) and remember seeing a good inch or so of ash on the car and in the yard.  It looked like it had just snowed.  Thanks for sharing some interesting fun facts about the state.

May 05, 2009 12:27 PM #2
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Caren Wallace
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Dinah, Seattle sells the most sunglasses and Ohio on the other hand has the most cloudy days per year......I know where to go when I want clear skies!!

May 05, 2009 11:24 PM #3
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Terry Miller
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Good fun facts Dinah. Thanks for the great stuff. Have a great day.

May 06, 2009 01:51 AM #4
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Josh Murphy
Windermere Peninsula Properties - Belfair, WA
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haha very cool, i love hearing interesting stuff like that.

May 06, 2009 05:40 AM #5
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Ryan Shaughnessy
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Great fun facts...  I like regional trivia...

May 13, 2009 02:15 PM #6
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